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On the 17th of May 2021, the international travel from the UK began to reopen, with a three-tiered ‘traffic light’ system being put in place to rate the safety of different countries. As you might be able to guess, the system rates countries based on a green, amber and red basis, with green being the most safe and accessible to visit, and red being the most heavily restricted.
On the 17th of May 2021, international travel to certain destinations became legal again and travellers across the country were allowed to go on holiday again – provided the country they chose to go to was on the green list (see here for more information). This was really exciting news – it was a chance at freedom after being locked up inside for so long.
With the global vaccination charge getting underway, it will, hopefully, be soon that we can ask ourselves where should we go on holiday? Which country will be the safest? Germany is currently an economic and political powerhouse of Europe, and as such is on track in vaccinating its people as efficiently as possible.
Ottawa, one of the most famous cities in Canada, and the seventh coldest capital in the world, Ottawa has a lot to offer, from incredible food, amazing festivals and a rich history, making it a high end location for any travellers to visit.
This Canadian city is the capital city of the province of Alberta. Referred to as the “gateway to the north”, Edmonton is a staging point for large-scale oil sand projects occurring in Northern Alberta, as well as being a culturally rich city, filled with governmental and educational centres for any learner.
Winnipeg , the capital of the Canadian province of Manitoba. It’s a culturally diverse city with more than 100 languages and nationalities represented throughout the region. Well known for its unique winter experiences, flourishing arts scene and colourful festivals. As well as this, Winnipeg is also home to some incredible green spaces with access to many outdoor activities.
There’s no where like New Orleans. The food, the festivals, the culture, the history- all of it is rich and interesting in its own way. You certainly need more than one trip to experience the city and everything it has to offer. It doesn’t matter if you’re a foodie, a historian or a party hound, New Orleans has a good scene.
Minneapolis, once the flour milling capital of the world, is a city of many lakes and rivers. Home to hugely influential musicians such as Prince and Bob Dylan, Minneapolis has a lively and varied music scene.
A city of many names and titles: referring to itself as the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas is described internationally as one of the most visited places globally, a leader in the hospitality industry and- more colloquially- Sin City. Famed for its seedy underbelly, this city wears its heart on its sleeve with its strip of casinos, other adult entertainment and almost Roman-levels of excess when it comes to food and drink.
Famed for its success as a beach resort in the 1800s and then as a prohibition era den of iniquity filled with organised crime, gambling and illegal alcohol, Atlantic City has been a tourist attraction for a long time. Take a stroll along the boardwalk and visit historical attractions or shop till you drop, the choice is yours.
Washington DC, the capital of the United States of America, is considered one of the most famous cities in the world and resides the most powerful man in the world, the president. With famous historical landmarks such as Capitol Hill and the White House, it is a sight to behold for any travel goers.
As the origin of the writing of both the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution, Philadelphia is considered the birthplace of the modern United States. With its historical landmarks such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, famously shown in the hit 1976 icon “Rocky”, history and their distinct Philly cheesesteak to die for, Philadelphia is a must-see city for any tourist.
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Each country gives an overview travel safety related information, from there visit a city for specific safety tips and advice written by people who have actually been there.
Featured Travel Tips
Over the years we have collected many great travellers tips, this means many moments of ‘Oh, if I had only known!” can be avoided. Here are a featured selection of top travel tips collected from experienced travellers from around the world.
- Local language – If travelling to a non-English speaking country, try to learn a few phrases. You will find you get a lot more respect from the locals.
- Take some time to walk up the 275 step narrow, spiral staircase in York Minster for breathtaking 360 views of the city and a great sense of achievement.
- Watch your belongings – Split your money and keep it close. Keep an eye on your bags at all times, this could save you a lot of trouble and expense.
- Research before you go – knowledge of the country or city you are travelling is essential. Make sure you are aware of what to expect when you arrive.
- If you're in York during the summer, book a Hot Air Balloon flight for unforgettable views of York and the beautiful surrounding landscape.
- Taking offence – Travelling you will meet a lot of like-minded people, but not everyone will want to be your friend. Be confident, don’t take what people might say personally.
Are there any places I should avoid visiting?
We would never say don’t go anywhere. It’s your choice. What we would say is make sure you are prepared and you know what you might expect during your visit. As long as you have done your research you can make yourself as safe as possible in the places you are visiting.
What should I take with me backpacking?
Firstly remember, whatever you take you will have to carry with you for the whole travelling experience. Don’t take anything you can’t afford to lose or can’t replace. At a minimum make sure you have the follow, the rest you can buy.
- Phone and adapters
- Notebook and pencil
- Lock for your bag
- Clothes and laundry bag
- Comfortable shoes and flip flops
- Water bottle
- Toiletries and painkillers
- First aid kit
What are the safest countries in the world to visit?
The Institute for Economics and Peace released its Global Peace Index for last year, this is their ranking of the world’s safest countries.
- New Zealand
- Czech Republic